A while ago I got this really cute J-crew swiss dot dress from Goodwill. I bought it even though its $15 dollars (Goodwills here are a little overpriced sometimes) because it had such a nice fabric. I really disliked the top, which is a halter top and gave me a neck ache every time i wore it. Mean while, I bought this cute and cheap corset vest from amazon, and I needed a dress to go under it (reason: my husband really likes the look of a white dress with a corset…).
So I bought some white swiss dot from the store, followed pattern McCall 5039 for the top, and made this dress by combining the top I made and the skirt of the goodwill dress. I kept all the edges unfinished and raw, to match with the skirt. Even though the two fabric isnt exactly the same, they worked well together. I really like the end result! Because I used draw strings for the neck, arm hole, and waist, this dress is totally adjustable for size 🙂 It also goes super well with the vest. success!
Now I want to make a corset vest. the one I bought doesnt fit very well – its too long on the top and i dislike the curve up in the middle of the bust (a little too vulgar for me). So there may be some corset sewing in my future!